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Rise of East Asia: East Asia Since 1800

Session(s) date

Session(s) date: 
Saturday, September 9, 2017 - 9:00am to Monday, October 30, 2017 - 8:00pm

We are no longer accepting applications at this time.


This complimentary seminar offers in-depth presentations on the history and culture of the region as well as aids K-12 educators incorporate these learnings into their curriculums. The course consists of six Monday evening sessions (5-8pm) and three Saturday sessions (9-3:30pm) at USC. On-campus parking and refreshments will be provided. 

This program is sponsored by the USC U.S.-China Institute and the National Consortium for Teaching about Asia

Click here for the flyer.

Application deadline: Rolling acceptance until August 31, 2017


  • $250 stipend
  • For LAUSD educators, 2 LAUSD salary points (no fee)
  •  For all other districts, 6 Continuing Education Units (processing fee applicable)
  • Resources and materials

*Must complete seminar requirements.


  • China in the 19th century
  • K-pop
  • Meiji Restoration
  • Japan and WWII
  • Modern China
  • Environment, Health, and Aging
  • East Asia through Film
    and much more! 


All sessions will be held at the USC campus; Monday sessions are 5-8pm, Saturday courses are 9-3:30pm and count as two separate sessions. Breakfast and lunch will be provided.

Sessions 1 & 2      Saturday, September 9
Session 3      Monday, September 18
Session 4      Monday, September 25
Sessions 5 & 6      Saturday, September 30
Session 7      Monday, October 9
Session 8      Monday, October 16
Sessions 9 & 10      Saturday, October 21
Session 11      Monday, October 23
Session 12      Monday, October 30

How to apply

  • Step 1: Submit your application online (below). 
  • Step 2: Email your resume to
  • Step 3: Ask your school principal to confirm your teaching assignment by emailing
  • Step 4: Mail a refundable $50 deposit check, payable to “University of Southern California,” to the address below to hold your registration. The check will be returned to you at the conclusion of the seminar or should you not be accepted.

*Applicants will be notified within one week once all four items are received. 

Contact Information
Phone: 213-821-4382
Fax: 213-821-2382

USC U.S.-China Institute
Attn: Asia K-12
3502 Watt Way, ASC G24
Los Angeles, CA 90089